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HER Number:MDV70765
Name:Lower Smithacott Farmstead, Bridford


Site of 'Lower Smithacott' farmstead shown on 19th century Tithe Map. Later maps show a group of buildings around an irregular shaped yard. Smithacott was mentioned from the 13th century


Grid Reference:SX 797 848
Map Sheet:SX78SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBridford
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SE/183/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARMSTEAD (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

'Lower Smithicott' shown on 19th century Tithe Map as three long recatngular buildings in an irregular shaped yard. The Apportionment for 'Lower Smithicott' lists Field Number 432 as 'House' and Field Number 433 as 'Barn and Waste'.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Site of five small buildings shown on 19th century map to the south of ‘Smithacott’ around an irregular shaped yard with a wide track to the southeast.

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 423 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Smithacott was mentioned as 'Smythencote' in 1286 nd 'Smythecote' in 1461.

White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads, Lower Smithacott (Un-published). SDV352501.

Lower Smithacott site of a lost farmstead.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Two buildings and the shape of the yard remain on modern mapping to the south of 'Smithacott',

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback. 423.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #99485 ]
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Lower Smithacott.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV70766Related to: Smallholding to the south-west of Smithacott, Bridford (Monument)
MDV70764Related to: Smithacott Farmstead, Bridford (Monument)
MDV120090Related to: Trackway south of Smithacott Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7432 - Archaeological survey of woodland around Kennick and Tottiford Reservoirs

Date Last Edited:Oct 23 2017 3:14PM